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Green and Blue for a Boy

My blankets are still going down a storm, which is great as they’re such an easy knit. It’s just a shame that they take that little bit longer than small cardigans, jumpers or socks, especially socks.

I love being able to choose boy or girl colours, if I know what is expected. Especially, when they’re such strong colours as these ones.

I think I did go a little wrong in the length of one of the squares, but I managed to work it out when I was sewing them together, or at least I think I did.

There are a number of different stitches and combinations I’ve used in the past for these blankets, but I went with an easy one with a nice border and stockinette stitch throughout. The simplicity of it works well.

And of course, I finished it off with my favourite label.

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Another Kind of Blanket

I completed this blanket a few weeks ago for my bosses nephew. I actually really like the material, it’s Silke Alpaca from Scandinavian Knitting Design, and while it was quite thick , it was incredibly soft.

Compared to my other baby blankets that I make this was easier and quicker to knit, as it was knitted in four separate parts. Also, the fact that it was so soft made it a real pleasure to work with. The colours were well chosen, especially as it was for a little boy.

I’ve got quite a few more things to add on here, but keep forgetting to do so during the week. At the same time I also have a whole lot more things to finish, especially some more blankets. So, look out for them here.

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70s Style, Retro Baby Blanket

My summer knitting so far as consisted of two baby blankets. I forget how long these take me, but the last one I managed to knit in about three weeks, rather than the normal four to five weeks. I’ve got another three on order, but am currently focusing on knitting my mother a tunic/dress and myself a cardigan. However, here are some pictures of the first blanket (I’ll add the other one later):
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I really enjoyed knitting this blanket, as the stripes were nice and thin, although it did feel like me skeins of wool would never end. I also had to figure out a way to hide the thread on the outside, so I twisted it in the same direction every time I had to change, it makes it look like quite a nice finish.
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This blanket was made for a colleague at work who is having a baby in September and she chose the colours. I actually think they work really well! So, remember to find me on Etsy and Folksy.

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Keeping Baby Warm

My friend in the US received the baby blanket I made a few weeks ago just yesterday and I just realised that I hadn’t added it on here, so here it is. She’s just had her first little one, a little baby girl and this will keep her very warm.
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I used some Karisma Superwash 100% wool from the folks at Scandinavian Knitting. I think it looks good and the colours work well. It’s always difficult picking colours for other people, but I seem to have managed quite well so far.
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I love making these blankets as they turn out really nice and heavy and perfect for little ones, or so I’ve been told. 🙂
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By the way, I’ve also recently opened a shop on Etsy, check it out. So far there are only a few items on there, but I first want to see what happens!

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Warmest Cover for a Baby

It’s taken me a while to upload some more photos and projects, sorry about that. It’s mainly because the baby blanket took me a little longer. However, I’m very pleased with the result.

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I think it’s worked out very well and I especially like the colour combination. I was a little worried about the colours, as I thought they would clash, but I’m really happy with the result.

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